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Tennessee Academic Vocabulary for Fourth Grade

 

Fourth Grade Language Arts

Fourth Grade Math

Fourth Grade Science

Fourth Grade Social Studies

 


Fourth Grade Language Arts

analogy
audience (as listeners and readers)
author's purpose
cause/effect 
compare/contrast 
com – with
con – against  
double negatives
drawing conclusions  
encyclopedia
fable
genre (introduction)
index
making inferences
myth 
outline
possessive nouns 
proofread 
read – we know what that means
proof – sample pictures, not finished 
punctuation (quotation marks)
sentence fragment 
simple predicate 
simple subject
thesaurus
title page (parts of)   
verb tense

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Fourth Grade Math

acute
associative property 
attributes 
capacity
computation  
congruent
dividend  - divide  
divisor  
equivalent - equal
grid 
hundredths
identity property
mass 
median – med - middle
mode 
obtuse
quotient 
reasonable
similar (comparing figures)
tenths
transformations (flips, slides, turns)
volume (conceptual)
zero property

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Fourth Grade Science

adaptations
amphibians
cell (wall, membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus)
condensation
earth's layers (crust, mantle, core)
edible  (parts of plants) 
endangered - danger 
erosion  
evaporation
friction 
gravity
heredity 
lunar
mammals  
mixture/solution
moon phases (correct sequence)
parallel circuit 
pitch
precipitation
renewable / non-renewable
reptiles 
series circuit
simple machines
solar energy
threatened
thriving 
traits / characteristics

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Fourth Grade Social Studies

American Revolution  
ancient civilizations 
Articles of Confederation
Bill of Rights
colonial  - colony  
Constitution
democracy
executive branch
explorers
judicial branch  - judicial - judge
legislative branch 
Louisiana Purchase
Mayflower Compact
mission  
Native American groups (e.g., Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw)
preamble  - pre - before
Puritan  
Quaker
religion
slavery
Supply and demand 
taxes (Revolutionary War)
Tennessee political leaders (e.g., Daniel Boone, John Sevier)
Trail of Tears
Westward expansion

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